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Kristi Yamaguchi Wins Dancing With The Stars

Kristi Yamaguchi Wins Dancing With The Stars

After ten weeks of entertaining drama, camaraderie and dazzling performances, figure-skating champ Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional partner Mark Ballas, were crowned champion of Dancing with the Stars.

“This is just the icing on the cake,” Kristi said after winning the mirrored disco ball. “I honestly thank all the fans out there … everyone who’s made this a dream experience.”

Kristi got a perfect score of 60 on Monday’s show and in combination with enough viewer votes, she was crowned the winner on Tuesday night.

Watch the DWTS winners announcemnt here.

CONGRATS, KRISTI!

20+ pictures inside of Kristi and Mark‘s win…

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  • oh snap!

    congrats to them cute couple :)

  • amanda

    Jason should have won!

  • terumi

    Im so happy i wanted kristi to win this whole season!!!

  • lucy

    congrats to everyone who participated..I enjoy the team spirit by all involved.

  • red

    she’s great and this was so predictable this year.

  • Dorothy

    This show rocks and Kristi and Mark deserved it SO MUCH!

    SO HAPPY FOR THEM!!!

  • v

    so proud of them!! this is only mark’s 2nd season on the show!! yay team sabrina forever =]

  • http://aicherie.com aicherie

    I love Kristy and Mark, they’re the reason why I watched the show. I’m so glad they won. She’s so talented and pretty!

  • me

    Yay Kristi! A well deserved win. They were awesome together.

    It definitely was predictable from the start.

    I’m so happy for her, she seems like a great person.

  • trish

    I’m so happy to see them win.

  • Jenn

    YAY!! I’m sooo happy for them! I love Kristi and Mark! They made an AMAZING team and truly deserved it!

  • OMG

    loved them!!! they were such a cute couple and were very entertaining…and GOOD!

  • FAye88

    That is so awesome! Kristi and Mark rocked the dance floor every week. So happy for her. They definitely deserved it.

  • Carrie

    that’s fucking wack.. no surprise at all there!

  • Portia

    Kristi was amazing back in the days, when she was competing. I didnt know she was doing this now, I’m happy that she won.

  • esther

    ok the reason that Kristy yummygucci won was because she’s an ice skater SO SHE ALREADY KNEW HOW TO DANCE GOOD
    considering ice skating is like dancing on ice!

    so basically it wasn’t a fair win at all

  • sigh

    I agree. Being an ice skater and having to do dance routines, but basically on ice has put her very much to an advantage. She has done routines since she was like 10?

  • alana

    This show is not fair , i think the person that has no dancing talent , and really inproves at the end should be the winner, they put thisice queen in there and you know that if she dances on ice it’ll be easier or her to master all the dances, that is a no brainer. Like Mario lopez , the dude knew how to dance , but when he lost , people were mad and said it was stolen from him, bull if you can dance you don’t belong in there. I always thought the purpose of the show was to get folks who didn’t know how to dance a chance to learn and go for that throphy, i guess i was wrong.

  • deb

    Way to go!!

  • Heather

    So happy Kristi and Mark won! I was really happy with the final three in general but Kristi was just so good.

  • http://werereadingandwriting.blogspot.com/ ILove2Read

    A well deserved win and I liked the way the competitors were all kind and supportive of each other. No dirty looks at the end like in some previous seasons

  • crazysexycool4life

    I’m so happy for Kristi and Mark too. Skating and dancing are two totally different things so you can’t compare Krisit the skater to Kristi the dancer, please don’t hate on her. Kristi absolutely deserved this title, for 10 weeks she bought her “A Game” and it paid off greatly!! CONGRATS and YAAAY!!!

  • bradstheman

    WE LOVE AND RESPECT KRISTI. SHE COMPETED ALL ALONE IN THE OLYMPICS AND GOT THE GOLD FOR OUR COUNTRY. AMERICA IS BEHIND KRISTI FROM DAY 1 W/DWTS-THE BEST WE CAN GIVE HER WAS THE SUPPORT SHE NEEDED TO WIN THIS COMPETITION AND WELL DESERVED! SHE IS AN AMERICAN HERO AND AN AWESOME DANCER. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU KRISTI!!CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • lovethekid

    the reason kristi did not have an advantage is because she has no official BALLROOM training. plus ice skating and ballroom dancing are nothing alike, you have to dance to the beat move your feat to the beat whereas ice skating you’re just gliding on ice. she had no advantage the same way mario lopez didn’t and the way monique coleman didn’t.

    i had been to the show three times [tony dovolani is my buddy...he's gotten me tickets] and kristi is amazing she’s so nice and did a GREAT JOB, she won hands down but i wish edyta won just because she’s been on the show all the seasons yet hasn’t won. in my dream world tony and marissa would have won!

  • Meg

    I am figure skater and have been since I was 3. Ice skating and ballroom have nothing in common! For one, she wasn’t in pairs, so theres the fact of getting used to a partner. Ice skates, your feet are flat, ballroom your in heels and have to learn how to point your feet. Ice skating isn’t as technical on the dancing as much as your technique and difficulty of spins and jumps ect. Now if she had done actual ice dancing yes, maybe a bit of an advantage. But what about Drew Lachey, Mario Lopez, Marissa (brodway) ect.

  • DWTS FANATIC

    meg…the reason they’re [drew, mario, marissa, sabrina] all eligible to dance is because although they dance for their professions they have NO BALLROOM EXPERIENCE.

  • Yippee!

    Kristi is just great. She is an ice skater, so she probably learns things quickly. That’s what champs are made of.

    Congrats to Kristi. She was one of the few reasons why I watched the Olympics.

  • sasha

    Ya. I think she did kind of had an unfair advantage. She’s pretty much used to doing ballroom-like routines on ice. I mean I know ice skating and ballroom dancing aren’t the exact same thing, but to me it seems close enough to where ballroom dancing wouldn’t be much of a stretch from the moves she does on ice. I think that between her, Christian, and Jason – Jason and Christian earned it more. That’s because it was much more challenging to them. They worked their butts off and showed improvements since week 1.

    Don’t get me wrong I have absolutely nothing against Kristi, she’s great, but I don’t think they should cast any figure skaters in the competition. It wouldn’t be too fair to the rest of the cast.

  • yeah

    I’m glad Kristi won over Jason but it would have been such a joy to see Cristian win! He’s the one that’s improved the most out of everyone. I wish he would have at least gotten second. He’s clearly a better dancer than Jason, not to mention, he’s got more charisma & he’s sexy as f**k!

  • KC

    Thanks, Jared!

    Congratulations to Mark Ballas and Kristi Yamaguchi (wonder if her children are skating)? I didn’t miss a vote this season….

    Last season I was so shocked that Mark and Sabrina were eliminated as I expected them to go all the way….hope they’re still a young couple!

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